Readings for next Sunday, 19th March:

Exodus 17: 1-7                       Psalm 95   

Romans 5: 1-11                      John 4: 5-42

 

Parish Fair: only 2 weeks until the fair at 11am on Saturday 25th March.

  • We are still accepting items for the grocery hamper raffle
  • If you can pre-sell raffle tickets please contact the office
  • Any goods you are able to contribute will be appreciated – stalls include cakes, sweets, deli, plants & produce, elegant junk, knitwear, craft & jewellery, white elephant, books, toys & puzzles and Cavy Op Shop (good used clothing.)

These can be brought in during office hours, or phone the office to have goods collected.

 

St Margaret’s PWANZ – next meeting is this Tuesday, 14th March at 1:30. We are having a talk on "our careers and occupations" all welcome.

 

Lunch@Sidey: all welcome to come along for a free lunch in Sidey Hall on Thursdays at 11.30am.

 

Neighbours Day24 / 25 March. Presbyterian Support has put together packs to make it easier for people to do something in their street for Neighbour’s Day; we have two packs to give away (one for Caversham and one for Green Island) – these include invitations, an ice-breaker bingo game, a copy of Dunedin Emergency Planning Guide, tea and coffee. These packs are in the parish office – if you plan to arrange a gathering in your street, please see Wendy to pick up a pack.

 

Exhibition Opening: Otago University Special Collections Librarian, Donald Kerr invites you to join him on Friday, 24 March 2017 at 4.30pm for the opening of the new exhibition: “500 Years On, Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.” RSVP by Friday 17 March to 479 3985 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Presbyterial will hold the first meeting of 2017 at 2 pm on Tuesday 28 March in the McLean Room, First Church of Otago, Burns Hall.  Everyone welcome. The speaker will be Dr Ruth Houghton who will show slides and talk on her Greenland and Canadian Artic trip.   Afternoon tea will follow.

 

Taieri Gorge Rail Walk: Sunday 7th May. A rare opportunity to walk the spectacular Taieri Gorge rail line. Train departs Dunedin Railway Station at 8.30am, returns at 3pm. Approx 2.5 hours of walking; 4 bridges and 2 tunnels. Tickets only $59, includes sausage sizzle; available from Dunedin Railway Station, ph 477 4449 or online www.dunedinrailways.co.nz. Not suitable for children under 12 years. Funds raised will go to the Presbyterian Support Buddy Programme.

 

Presbyterian Support People magazine – copies are available on the back table. Please feel free to take one home. If you wish to receive your own copy in future contact Michelle at Presbyterian Support – 477 7115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Department of Theology and Religion 2017 Faith Thinking Workshops:

Issues of War and Peace - Professor Murray Rae, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago. 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday April 7 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday April 8. In Burns 7 Seminar Room, (Albany Street), University of Otago

 

Islam and Christianity - Dr Adam Dodds, Senior Pastor, Elim Church

7:00 – 9:00 pm Monday May 8, 15 & 22. At Elim Church Conference Room, 67 Harrow Street

 

The Psalms and the Life of Faith - Revd Dr James Harding, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday June 2 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday June 3.

530 Castle Street Seminar Room, University of Otago

 

Healing, Travelling, Seeing: How Augustine Helps Us Understand Christian Formation - Revd Jono Ryan, Minister, Highgate Presbyterian Church,
PhD candidate, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago

7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday July 14 and 9:00am – 12:30pm Saturday July 15

St David’s Seminar Room 1, University of Otago

Each course costs $30. Please register online at  http://www.otago.ac.nz/continuingeducation/index.html or use registration form from notice-board or from parish office. For further information please go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/theology/news/otago055227.html

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the new donor year began on 1st August. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.

 

 

This Week:

Today                         2.30pm      Afternoon Communion at Caversham

Monday 13th          9.00am       Deadline for April Coastal Press

                              7.30pm      Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 14th         1.30pm      St Margaret’s PWANZ

Wednesday 15th    7.30pm      Resourcing for Mission

Thursday 16th      10.00am       Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 19th            9.30am      Morning worship at Caversham

                            10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                            11.00am      Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

Next Week…..

Monday 20th                            Office Closed – Otago Anniversary Day

                                                Caversham Women’s Fellowship

Thursday 23rd      9.00am       Setting up for parish fair

                             10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Friday 24th      9am – 7pm      Sidey Hall open for fair set up

Saturday 25th       10.00am      All fair helpers to be at Sidey Hall

 

                                     

 

Readings for next Sunday, 12th March:

Genesis 12: 1-4a                    Psalm 121          

Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17           

John 3: 1-17        or     Matthew 17: 1-9

 

Moderator’s Earthquake appeal: Thank you to all who contributed to this appeal last Sunday. A total of $114.50 was collected.

 

Afternoon Communion: will be held next Sunday, 12th March, 2.30pm at Caversham. All welcome. For transport assistance please phone Sybil on 487 8018.

 

Parish Fair: our annual fair will be held at Caversham on Saturday 25th March.

  • Are you able to pre-sell raffle tickets? These are available today or from the parish office.
  • We are still collecting items for a grocery hamper raffle – items can be brought to church or the office
  • Bring in your unwanted yet saleable goods – white elephant, elegant junk, toys, puzzles, books, good used clothing – bring to the church office during office hours, or phone the office to arrange collection
  • Pot up plants; make jams and preserves for selling

 

Dunedin North Otago Resource Group meets this Tuesday, 7 March at 6pm at Columba College ( International Women’s Day Eve). All welcome to this event to help men and women explore fresh faith perspectives. Presentations and group discussion led by: • Juliette Hayes, Principal of Columba College

           • Yvonne Smith, minister of word and sacrament

           • Rachel Dudley Tombs, University student and youth leader.

Exploring – so what kind of women is Columba nourishing, what difference does it make to read the Bible through women’s experience, and what light does women’s studies shed on our faith. Dinner provided - $10 cost. Everyone invited – RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 03 4770229/1. Venue is Frances Ross Common Room at Columba College, Highgate.

 

Christian World Service Newsletter: “Summer Story” – copies are available on the back table. Please take one.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the new donor year began on 1st August. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Caversham Connect: is a Caversham based newsletter, currently available on email. To sign up to receive your copy go to http://eepurl.com/ciiE_z. Printed copies can be read on the notice-board at Kew Park, Station Road and Carisbrook School.

 

 “The Lowdown” is the new South Dunedin Community Newsletter which you can find at www.southdunedin.org.nz or ask for a copy from the parish office. The first edition contains interesting history and other items about South Dunedin and environs.

 

Taieri Gorge Rail Walk: Sunday 7th May. A rare opportunity to walk the spectacular Taieri Gorge rail line. Train departs Dunedin Railway Station at 8.30am, returns at 3pm. Approx 2.5 hours of walking; 4 bridges and 2 tunnels. Tickets only $59, includes sausage sizzle; available from Dunedin Railway Station, ph 477 4449 or online www.dunedinrailways.co.nz. Not suitable for children under 12 years. Funds raised will go to the Presbyterian Support Buddy Programme.

 

From Presbyterian Support: “Community generosity shines at Christmas”

In the last three months we’ve had Christmas, summer holidays and back to school for 2017. All of these activities and the additional costs incurred can cause pressure in families where finances are tight.

Donations of food, toys, vouchers and money came in from all directions right through December. Thanks to public generosity, Presbyterian Support Otago were able to make things just that little bit easier for over 160 Otago families this Christmas.

“Every year the people of Otago are very keen to get behind us and make sure that the people we support are not left out,” said Family Works Director Paul Hooper. “A grateful thank you to everyone for the part you played in making Christmas a time of joy and celebration for so many families.”

Thank you

·         Over 160 Otago families (that’s 400 children) helped

·         32,500+ food items and toys donated

·         $41,800 cash donated

 

169th  Anniversary  of the Province of Otago and of First Church will be observed on Sunday 19th March at a service in First Church of Otago at 10am. A warm invitation is extended to be present at this service. If attending please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.

 

This Week:

Today                 10.00am       Bed-pushing at Dunedin Hospital

                           12.30pm       Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Road, Caversham

                              1.45pm      Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

Wednesday 8th     7 .00pm      Session

Thursday 9th         10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Saturday 11th         9.00am       Caversham Market

Sunday 12th           9.30am       Morning worship at Caversham

                           10.30am       Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                           11.00am       Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

                             2.30pm       Afternoon Communion at Caversham

 

Coming up…..

Saturday 25th      11.00am       Parish Fair at Caversham

 

 

Readings for next Sunday, 19th February:

Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18                              Psalm 119: 33-40        

1 Corinthians 3: 10-11, 16-23                  Matthew 5: 38-48

 

Parish Fair: our annual fair will be held at Caversham on Saturday 25th March. This will have an Easter Theme; we invite your help now ……

  • If you are able to assist on the day, please indicate this by signing the list available today or in the parish office during the week.
  • We need items for a grocery hamper raffle – bring to church or the office
  • Donations for the chocolate wheel would be welcome
  • Bring in your unwanted yet saleable goods – white elephant, elegant junk, toys, puzzles, books, good used clothing – bring to the church office during office hours, or phone the office to arrange collection
  • Pot up plants; make jams and preserves for selling

 

St Margaret’s Presbyterian Women Aotearoa NZ will meet this Tuesday, 14th February at 1.30pm in Kirkland Lounge. Programme will be a quiz and discussion. All welcome to come along.

 

Moderator’s Earthquake appeal: The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church has launched an appeal inviting congregations to contribute to a fund in support of the people affected by the earthquakes in the top of the South Island. You are invited to donate to this appeal and a retiring offering will be received at services on Sunday 26th February.

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Street Day Collection: will be held on Thursday 2nd March. Over a number of years Pete has coordinated a willing band of helpers from Coastal Unity who collect at two sites – Countdown in Anderson’s Bay Road and Fresh Choice in Green Island. Pete would love to hear from anyone willing to offer one hour of their time (between 9am & 5pm) on 2nd March – he can be contacted on 487 7478, 0274731265 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Bed-pushing at Hospital: Coastal Unity is rostered to assist with moving patients to the hospital chapel service on Sunday 5th March. If you are able to help with this please phone Sue on 487 7899.

 

Harvest Thanksgiving Services will be held in the parish on Sunday 5th March. Please bring along fresh produce and other food items to services that day; these will be taken to the Presbyterian Support Foodbank.

 

Lunch@Sidey: all welcome to come along for a free lunch in Sidey Hall on Thursdays at 11.30am.

 

World Day of Prayer – Friday 3rd March. All welcome to a service at 1.30pm at St James Church, 293 King Edward St. The liturgy for the service has been prepared by women from the Philippines on the theme “Am I being unfair to you?”

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the new donor year began on 1st August. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Ravi Zacharias will be speaking on “Truth; whose truth?” at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Sunday 26th February at 7pm and at the Main Common Room, Otago University at midday each day from Monday 27th Feb to Thursday 2nd March. On Thursday 2nd March he will speak on “God of Love, now what?” at a BBQ on the North Ground, Alhambra Club Rooms at 7pm. Ravi is an author, radio broadcaster, scholar and international speaker addressing life’s biggest questions. See notice-board for programme details. Supported by the Combined Dunedin Churches.

 

Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.

 

This Week:

Monday 13th         7.30pm       Green Island Property Committee

Tuesday 14th        1.30pm       Green Island PWANZ

Thursday 16th       10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 19th          9.30am        Morning worship at Caversham

                           10.30am       Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                           11.00am       Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

 

Readings for next Sunday, 5th March:

Genesis 2: 15-17,  3: 1-7                 Psalm 32   

Romans 5: 12-19                             Matthew 4: 1-11

 

Moderator’s Appeal: if you are able to contribute to the Moderator’s Appeal in support of the people affected by the earthquakes at the top of the South Island, please leave your donation in the plates by the door as you leave the church today.

 

The March Newsletters are ready to be delivered.

 

Baking for Moana House: our Local Mission Team will be taking baking to Moana House this Wednesday, 1st March, and would welcome all contributions of baking. Baking can be left at the parish office by Wednesday morning.

 

Parish Fair: our annual fair will be held at Caversham on Saturday 25th March. This will have an Easter Theme; we invite your help now ……

  • We need items for a grocery hamper raffle – please bring to church or to the office
  • If you are able to assist on the day, please let the office know.
  • Bring in your unwanted yet saleable goods – white elephant, elegant junk, toys, puzzles, books, good used clothing – bring to the church office during office hours, or phone the office to arrange collection
  • Pot up plants; make jams and preserves for selling

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Street Day Collection: will be held this Thursday 2nd March. Thank you for all offers of help. We invite people to donate to this appeal wherever you see collectors this Thursday.

 

Harvest Thanksgiving Services will be held in the parish next Sunday 5th March. Please bring along fresh produce and other food items to services that day; these will be taken to the Presbyterian Support Foodbank.

 

Bed-pushing at Hospital: Coastal Unity is rostered to assist with moving patients to the hospital chapel service on Sunday 5th March. If you are able to help with this please phone Sue Lambie on 487 7899.

 

Lunch@Sidey: all welcome to come along for a free lunch in Sidey Hall on Thursdays at 11.30am.

 

Ash Wednesday Service: all welcome to an Ash Wednesday service at St Michael’s Anglican Church, 44 Elliott St, Anderson’s Bay on Wednesday 1st March at 5.30pm. Rev Graeme Munro will be preaching.

 

World Day of Prayer – this Friday 3rd March. All welcome to a service at 1.30pm at St James Church, 293 King Edward St. The liturgy for the service has been prepared by women from the Philippines on the theme “Am I being unfair to you?”

 

“The Lowdown” is the new South Dunedin Community Newsletter which you can find at www.southdunedin.org.nz or ask for a copy from the parish office. The first edition contains interesting history and other items about South Dunedin and environs.

 

Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.

 

 

This Week:

Thursday 2nd March                Hospital Chaplaincy Street Appeal

                             10.00am      Fruit & Vege depot

                             11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

                        5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Friday 3rd              1.30pm      World Day of Prayer service at St James Presbyterian

Sunday 5th              9.30am       Morning worship at Caversham

                                                 (Harvest Thanksgiving)

                                                Bed-pushing at Dunedin Hospital

                           10.30am       Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                           11.00am       Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                                (Harvest Thanksgiving)

                           12.30pm       Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Road, Caversham

                             1.45pm       Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre

 

Coming up…..

Saturday 11th        9.00am        Caversham Market

Sunday 12th          2.30pm       Afternoon Communion at Caversham

Saturday 25th      11.00am       Parish Fair at Caversham

 

Readings for next Sunday, 12th February:

Amos 5: 18a, 21-24                Matthew 18: 10 – 24

 

The Parish Office will be closed tomorrow, being the Waitangi Day Holiday.

Parish Fair: our annual fair will be held at Caversham on Saturday 25th March. This will have an Easter Theme and we invite your help now ……

  • If you are able to assist on the day, please indicate this by signing the list available today or in the parish office during the week.
  • We need items for a grocery hamper raffle prize – these can be brought to church or the office
  • Bring in your unwanted yet saleable goods – white elephant, elegant junk, toys, puzzles, books, good used clothing – please bring to the church office during office hours, or phone the office to arrange collection
  • Pot up plants for selling; make jams and preserves for selling

 

Moderator’s Earthquake appeal: The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church has launched an appeal inviting congregations to contribute to a fund in support of the people affected by the earthquakes in the top of the South Island. You are invited to donate to this appeal and a retiring offering will be received at services on Sunday 26th February.

 

Hospital Chaplaincy Street Day Collection: will be held on Thursday 2nd March. Over a number of years Pete has coordinated a willing band of helpers from Coastal Unity who collect at two sites – Countdown in Anderson’s Bay Road and Fresh Choice in Green Island. Pete would love to hear from anyone willing to offer one hour of their time (between 9am & 5pm) on 2nd March – he can be contacted on 487 7478, 0274731265 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Bed-pushing at Hospital: Coastal Unity is rostered to assist with moving patients to the hospital chapel service on Sunday 5th March. If you are able to help with this please phone Sue on 487 7899.

 

Harvest Thanksgiving Services will be held in the parish on Sunday 5th March. Please bring along fresh produce and other food items to services that day; these will be taken to the Presbyterian Support Foodbank.

 

The Caversham Fruit & Vege Depot is operating in Dutton Lounge again on Thursdays, 10 - 11am and also from 5 – 5.45pm.

 

Lunch@Sidey: all welcome to come along for a free lunch in Sidey Hall on Thursdays at 11.30am.

 

World Vision Child sponsorship – A REMINDER….. If you have your name on the list to support this project, we welcome your annual $20 donation; the new donor year began on 1st August. Anyone else interested in contributing to our sponsored child in India is welcome to write their name on the list and make a donation – either pop it in the box on the back table of the Caversham Church or place in a labelled envelope and put in the Sunday offering plate/bag. Thank you to those who have already made their donation.

 

Stamps: We are happy to receive your used postage stamps, which we pass on to Presbyterial to raise money for mission projects. These can be left at either church or brought to the office. Don’t clean them, but they can be trimmed (if you wish) leaving a good margin around the stamp.

 

Tuesday lunchtime worship will begin again on Tuesday 7 February, 12.15-12.45pm at First Church, and will be held every week until the end of the year. This is open to all, and provides a space of quiet in the heart of the city and an oasis during the week to be still and worship.

 

Creation & Holistic Christian Living: a Ministry Workshop with Gisela Kreglinger, Wednesday 8th February at Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership, Knox College, Opoho.10am to 12.30pm ($20 pay at the door.) See notice-board for more detail.

 

Church Giving: Have you thought about making your regular donations to the parish by automatic payment??? Many people find this a very convenient way of making their regular contribution. Tax deductible receipts for all donations made by automatic payment or through the envelope system are provided after the end of March each year. Talk to Wendy in the office to find out more or to arrange to set this up.

This Week:

Today         12.30pm     Lunch at Mitchell’s Tavern, South Rd – all welcome

                    1.45pm      Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre – all welcome

Monday 6th                    Parish Office closed – Waitangi Day Holiday

Tuesday 7th  7.30pm      Caversham Property Committee

Thursday 9th10.00am     Fruit & Vege depot

                   11.30am      Lunch@Sidey

               5 – 5.45pm      Fruit & Vege depot

Sunday 12th   9.30am      Morning worship at Caversham

                    10.30am      Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                   11.00am      Morning worship at St Margaret’s Green Island